Interviews

Nixon - 1973

January 8, 1973 – Nixon – The Next Four Years –

On this January 8th in 1973, we were contemplating what the next four years of a Nixon Administration was going to be like. Having won his second term, Richard Nixon was expected to continue what he set out to do in 1969. This discussion from CBS News, featured Walter Cronkite,...

Gerry Marsden - Getty Images

A Word Or Two From Gerry Marsden (1942-2021) – Past Daily Pop Chronicles -Tribute Edition

Gerry Marsden – interviewed by Brian Matthew – BBC Pop Profiles – 1964 – BBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Just because 2020 ended with a sigh of relief, doesn’t mean the pang of loss stops or gets any easier. Case in point: Gerry Marsden, who left...

December 11, 1957 – A Word Or Two From Frank Lloyd Wright + A Lot Of Christmas Music – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

There was a time when radio had a habit of mixing things up – going from serious news or conversation to festive holiday music didn’t seem that much of a jarring stretch at the time. The assumption was, the audience would adjust accordingly. Case in point – here is a...

European Press Conference - 1950s

The Role Of The Press In The World Of 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

London Forum – The Role Of The Press – November 20, 1950 -BBC World Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Support if you can: Become a Patron! The Press. Even in 1950, an establishment sought after, relied upon, maligned, suspected and trusted; celebrated and gunned down, dispenser of Propaganda...

Reading - 1940s

Books, Reading And The Quality Of Life – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Books In The Modern World – Chicago University Roundtable – NBC Radio – September 26, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Depending on your age and your environment, knowledge by way of books and reading was considered, at one time, a key element in quality of life and an...

Top Of The Pops 1965 – Unit 4+2 – The Animals – Cliff Bennett – Dave Berry – Susan Maughan – Past Daily Soundbooth

Prior to the emergence of The Beatles, British Pop Music didn’t get nearly the attention it got after The Beatles arrived. Programs like Top Of The Pops, which began just as the British Invasion was getting started, fulfilled the nearly insatiable curiosity kids in the States had for what other...

World War 2 was nowhere over, but there was already talk of a humanitarian crisis.

November 12, 1943 – Anticipating A United Nations – Anticipating Repairing A Broken World. An Interview With Herbert Lehman

Perhaps, the world having already been down this road before, it was all too painfully clear that, once the war was over, there would be a herculean humanitarian crisis to face. Having seen the amount of destruction and up-ending of peoples lives World War 1 caused, all concerns were that...

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A Word Or Two From LaVern Baker – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

LaVern Baker interviewed by Howard Millier – September 16, 1955 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – LaVern Baker in conversation with Howard Miller over the CBS Radio network on September 16, 1955. In case you don’t know, here is who you are listening to (thanks Wikipedia): LaVern...

Britain in 1950

Britain In 1950 – New Government, New Outlook, Hopeful Economy – Past Daily Reference Room

London Forum – Discussion on the economy in Britain and the elections – November 8, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – After the end of World War II, the British economy had huge amounts of absolute wealth. Its economy was driven entirely for the needs of war and took...

Shura Cherkassky at 14

An Interview With Shura Cherkassky And Yehudi Menuhin – 1964 – Past Daily Talking Music

Shura Cherkassky And Yehudi Menuhin – in conversation with Marin Amis – Talking About Music – BBC Transcription Service – 1964 Two historic interviews this week. Both part of the same program; Talking About Music with Martin Amis and broadcast over the BBC in 1964. Starting with Ukranian-American pianist Shura...